Two girls look over their shoulders smiling as they prepare to plant a small native tree

Two children in blue Prebbleton School baseball caps plant a native shrubPrebbleton School children left another lasting and growing legacy for their township.

The pupils took part in a planting day, planting over 400 new native trees in Kakaha Park on Wednesday 17 May.

The pupils joined Council staff in planting the trees as part of the latest stage of development at the new park.

close up of a rock with the plaque noting the tree was planted in commemoration of the coronation of King Charles III with planters holding spades behindA single English oak was also planted with a commemorative plaque to mark the coronation of King Charles III. The planting was delayed from its planned date in the week of the coronation due to weather.

Over 40,000 native trees and plants have already been planted at the 22-hectare park, which features bike trails, sports grounds, playground and dog park. A come and play open day on 11 June will mark the official opening of the park.

More off-road bike trails, a water way and large areas of native planting will be developed over the next five years as the park continues to grow.

Last modified: 22 May 2023 4:10pm